Update on the Franken/Coleman Race

Looks like Al Franken has a 50 vote lead and will probably end up being certified the winner, pending some disputed absentee ballots and any other court challenges, but that likely won’t be resolved in time for the opening day of the new Congress:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/31/us/politics/31minnesota.html?th&emc=th

Not sure about voting to seat Franken provisionally.  I think once he is the certified winner you just seat him and if the courts overturn that later you deal with that then.  Because once he’s certified, he’s certified.  Until then, that seat is vacant.  But we’ll see how it plays out.

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